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Snake in a cage?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by SammyJo, Sep 5, 2013.


  1. SammyJo

    SammyJo PetForums VIP

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    Am I being thick or are snakes supposed to live in a viv with heat? :sosp:

    Just seen this advert......

    4ft corn snake for sale. Red in colour. Very friendly, unfortunately no viv but is in a cage at the mo. Serious offers please
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  2. catz4m8z

    catz4m8z PetForums VIP

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    Weird!! Surely it would just slither out??:confused:
    Corn snakes could live happily in a non heated viv in summer or a nicely heated room in winter, they would only need a heat mat to help them digest their food. They normally live in the US so arent tropical.
     
  3. koekemakranka

    koekemakranka PetForums VIP

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    must be a very fat snake ????
     
  4. Waterlily

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    Poor thing, must be bored shiteless too.
     
  5. catz4m8z

    catz4m8z PetForums VIP

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    Not sure snakes get bored.....I mean how could you tell??:confused:
     
  6. IrishEyes

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    I think all creatures would suffer from boredom if caged up. I remember seeing one repeatedly banging it's head off the glass once, over and over, it must have been very stressed out and I felt so very sorry for it. I think confining any animal to a cage is cruel.
     
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  7. catz4m8z

    catz4m8z PetForums VIP

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    I dont think snakes really feel the lure of the great outdoors TBH. Most reptiles just eat, sleep, bask......rinse and repeat!!:D
     
  8. Waterlily

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    yea just cos we cant tell, doesnt mean it is enjoying captivity, afterall naturally they slither over lot of distance.
     
  9. SammyJo

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    Apparently her and OH split up and he took the viv because he bought it :eek:

    Poor snakey :(
     
  10. Waterlily

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    what a bastard. :rolleyes:
     
  11. catz4m8z

    catz4m8z PetForums VIP

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    shhh, dont tell my Sand Boa that!!
    He thinks he's supposed lie under the ground all day waiting for prey to come along!!LOL:D
     
  12. Waterlily

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    If looked after properly I dont have issues with it, but ive always hated the idea of reptiles in captivity.
     
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